Attending the first Friday Art Crawl in Charlotte’s Southend Galleries, is a must for any art lover, but be prepared for crowds, and if you want to capture photos to remember your favorite paintings of the evening, you’ll have dash here and there to capture them.
This particular evening we ran into another art lover, and elementary school friend of my sisters, and connected over our love of art and our love of blogging.
The Hidell Brooks Gallery located at the Southend Steelyard in Charlottes Historic Southend was filled to the brim with art lovers and the air was filled with dozens of conversations going on and once. As is customary with the first Friday Art Crawl, hor d’oeuvres are laid out for you to enjoy while you talk about your mutual love of art.
The artist whose exhibition is currently featured at the Hidell Brooks Gallery now through April 29th, is Herb Jackson.
Throughout herb Jackson’s childhood he was a regular at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and won his first award for art in a juried exhibition there in 1962, as a teenager. He received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and three years later he earned his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. in 1969, while finishing up his graduate studies, Jackson began teaching at Davidson. He soon became the chair of the art department which he held for 16 years. he retired from teaching in 2011. Jackson’s work is now in more than 80 collections including the British Museum in London and the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. – Hidell Brook